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Tanana Valley Model Railroad Display

1745 Johansen Expy, Inside the Alaska Railroad Depot, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4282
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They must have put thousands of hours into this model. You don't have to be going on the train to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
tim_churchman
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Bandera, Texas
Go see this even if you aren't catching a train!

A lot of love and work went into this display, it is very intrigate and fun to look at all the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
PriscillaL
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Seattle, Washington
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1745 Johansen Expy, Inside the Alaska Railroad Depot, Fairbanks, AK 99701-4282
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Reviewed 5 days ago

They must have put thousands of hours into this model. You don't have to be going on the train to visit, it's wide open. They have it all, you really must try to go by if your close.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

A lot of love and work went into this display, it is very intrigate and fun to look at all the little details. Worth seeing!!

Thank PriscillaL
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

this was a great place if you love trains. staff is very knoweledgable of the history of trains and the layout of alaska railways

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

If you are into model railroading, then this stop inside the Alaska Train Station in Fairbanks is for you. Fairly large size display.

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We did not expect this exhibit. We had no idea that this was part of the train station. This is a very well managed exhibit. The local model train group designed the exhibit and they have an attendant in the room to discuss and share...More

1  Thank GreatDayToBeAlive
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

While you wait for your train, you need to see this cute railroad model! It is so nice and fun for kids and adults. The guy who takes care of it is super nice and arranges ways for younger children to be able to see...More

1  Thank Danuza
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

They did a beautiful job with the railroad display. The rains go on the route of the real train, makes for an interesting view before you board the real train. Worth seeing.

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

In train terminal, free, open tourist season (18 May-Sep), 7-8 daily. Asked innumerable questions of volunteer manning the setup, and he was extremely knowledgeable. Pairs well with train trip, just get there early. These guys go to work after they finish at the exhibit.

Thank savagetb
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

I was catching the last train out of Fairbanks to Denali and got to the train station early. To kill time, the Tanana Valley Model Railroad Display was open. It was cool because you see the model train moving around the different areas you might...More

1  Thank Stephanie C
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

While at the Fairbanks railroad depot, we took time to look at this model railroad display. It is free to enter (but they do accept donations). The model is quite detailed and the volunteers can even tell you the locations that the models are intended...More

Thank Joseph W
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